New job SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY-ADVISER (GENERAL) in Hawaii
SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY-ADVISER (GENERAL)
Company : US Department of the Navy
Salary : $132,066 - $171,686 a year
Location : Hawaii
You will serve as a Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (General) for the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA).
This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered.
A Cost-of-Living-Allowance (COLA) of 10.28% will be added to the stated salary.
- You will serve as Acting Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Advisor to USINDOPACOM Commander and Staff in the absence of the Staff Judge Advocate.
- You will provide legal advice and counsel on operational, strategic, and contingency planning in support of joint operations and exercises conducted pursuant to the National Military Strategy within the USINDOPACOM.
- You will provide legal advice on mission planning, targeting, rules of engagement, law of the Sea, Law of Armed Conflict, Intelligence Operations, and Cyber Operations.
- You will review operational, logistic, information sharing, posture and other international legal issues associated with bi-lateral or multi-lateral legal arrangements in compliance with domestic and international laws, agreements, and conventions.
- You will provide legal advice and guidance to the USINDOPACOM staff in the areas of ethics and administrative law, including standards of conduct in compliance with statutes and regulations.
- You will review and provide legal advice on all requests for flag/general officer Military Air (MILAIR) travel, including review of spouse travel in support of responsibilities, and the USINDOPACOM Theater Engagement Program.
- You will provide legal review for senior officials on sensitive issues; provides written advice on post-government employment; reviews Public Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE-278) and Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE-450).
- You will advise staff planners and flag/general officers regarding interface with the Federal and State Legislature, reviewing written testimony; provides legal advice to investigating officers and conducts legal reviews of command investigations.
Occasional travel - TDY required for approximately one week at a time, approximately 2-3 times a year.
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Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
- You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
- You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.
- Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
- You will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Passport
- Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.
QualificationsYour resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following: 1) Interfacing with other attorneys in the legal offices within the Armed Services, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the Joint Staff, the other Combatant Commanders, Department of Defense, and other Defense Agencies on issues under incumbent's areas of responsibility; 2) Providing legal advice and counsel on operational, strategic, and contingency planning in support of joint operations and exercises; 3) Reviewing operational, logistic, information sharing, posture and other international legal issues associated with bi-lateral or multi-lateral legal arrangements in order to ensure compliance with an extensive array of domestic, host nation, and international laws, agreements, and conventions; 4) Providing legal advice and guidance to the USINDOPACOM staff in the areas of ethics and administrative law, including standards of conduct to ensure compliance with statutes and regulations controlling the administration of the Command and the ethical climate therein; and 5) Reviewing written testimony; provides legal advice to investigating officers and conducts legal reviews of command investigations.
The position will be filled under the General Schedule (GS) at the GS-15 level. A successful candidate must have at least five and a half years of professional legal experience in one or more relevant areas of practice noted above.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
Must have graduated from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association, be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia, and be admitted to practice before a state or federal court.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf.
There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.
Eligible DoD career or career conditional employees shall be granted statutory return rights to their former position for a period of 5 years if continuously employed in a foreign or non-foreign area provided by Executive Order 10895 and DoDI 1400.25, v 1230. Employees that do not exercise their return rights within five years are no longer eligible for return rights and will be treated as a local hire.
This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.
This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be evaluated on: 1) the depth, breadth and quality of legal experience as it relates to the duties and responsibilities of this position; 2) oral and communication skills and ability to develop a strong attorney-client relationship; 3) ability to work both independently and as part of a team; 4) research, analytical, and writing skills; and 5) interpersonal skills.
Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
Interested attorneys should submit the following:
1) Resume showing relevant experience and a cover letter that addresses the evaluation criteria of this position. Resume should also include the following:
- Vacancy Job Announcement Number
- Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers (Do NOT include your SSN or personal photo on your resume)
- Country of citizenship
- Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html)
- Information about your paid and nonpaid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
- You may also include information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
- Current federal government employees should indicate their current GS and step level or equivalent grade and salary.
2) A narrative statement relating your background and experience to the requirements of the position.
3) Two most recent performance appraisals, if available.
4) Two legal writing samples (preferably relating to Federal Government ethics).
5) Names and phone numbers of at least three references (other than your immediate supervisor) that may be contacted. If you do not want your current supervisor to be contacted by the hiring manager, you must clearly indicate as such.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
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